Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cisco IOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco IOS over the 6 months to 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cisco IOS
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 586 655 674
Rank change year-on-year +69 +19 +19
Contract jobs citing Cisco IOS 196 223 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 1.78% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 137 100
England median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £213 £176 £160
90th Percentile £575 £470 £541
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 7
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £160.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -84.38% +344.44%
10th Percentile £11.88 £13.00 £34.60
90th Percentile £33.00 £45.30 £165.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £160.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% -84.38% +344.44%

Cisco IOS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,278 12,528 12,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 13.21% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,248 7,588 7,947
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £193
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 579 670
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +35.16% -2.26% -14.87%

Cisco IOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco IOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco IOS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco IOS in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco IOS in England

Cisco IOS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco IOS within the England region over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +76 95 £400 +21.21% 31
South East +40 32 £450 +9.09% 13
North of England +15 28 £425 +10.75% 3
Midlands +56 24 £400 -2.74% 6
West Midlands +48 18 £594 +249.26% 1
North West +1 15 £500 +15.94% 3
Yorkshire +22 13 £425 +8.28%
East of England +25 8 £320 -24.71% 1
East Midlands +25 6 £300 -29.41% 5
South West -13 6 £438 +19.86% 8
Cisco IOS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco IOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Cisco IOS.

1 196 (100.00%) Cisco
2 88 (44.90%) WAN
2 88 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (44.39%) Firewall
4 79 (40.31%) LAN
5 78 (39.80%) VPN
6 76 (38.78%) ITIL
7 71 (36.22%) Windows
8 69 (35.20%) MPLS
9 60 (30.61%) OSPF
9 60 (30.61%) TCP/IP
10 59 (30.10%) BGP
11 51 (26.02%) DNS
12 49 (25.00%) CCNA
13 48 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
14 46 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (22.96%) Juniper
16 44 (22.45%) CCNP
17 42 (21.43%) Microsoft
17 42 (21.43%) Finance
18 41 (20.92%) VoIP
19 40 (20.41%) Active Directory
20 38 (19.39%) CheckPoint
20 38 (19.39%) DHCP
20 38 (19.39%) Data Centre
21 37 (18.88%) NX-OS
21 37 (18.88%) Office 365
21 37 (18.88%) Android
22 36 (18.37%) Windows 10
23 33 (16.84%) Telecoms

Cisco IOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.73%) Skype for Business
2 17 (8.67%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (3.57%) IIS
6 4 (2.04%) Apache
6 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.88%) Office 365
2 23 (11.73%) Azure
3 12 (6.12%) OneDrive
4 11 (5.61%) AWS
5 9 (4.59%) Mimecast
6 5 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.55%) IaaS
6 5 (2.55%) PaaS
6 5 (2.55%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.04%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.02%) GCP
10 1 (0.51%) Akamai
10 1 (0.51%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 88 (44.90%) WAN
2 87 (44.39%) Firewall
3 79 (40.31%) LAN
4 78 (39.80%) VPN
5 69 (35.20%) MPLS
6 60 (30.61%) OSPF
6 60 (30.61%) TCP/IP
7 59 (30.10%) BGP
8 51 (26.02%) DNS
9 48 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 46 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (20.92%) VoIP
12 38 (19.39%) DHCP
13 37 (18.88%) NX-OS
14 31 (15.82%) Wireless
15 30 (15.31%) Skype
16 28 (14.29%) Network Security
17 22 (11.22%) IPsec
17 22 (11.22%) VLAN
18 21 (10.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.55%) Power BI
2 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.02%) GitLab
2 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (21.43%) Finance
2 33 (16.84%) Telecoms
3 18 (9.18%) Banking
4 14 (7.14%) Public Sector
5 12 (6.12%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.57%) Front Office
6 7 (3.57%) Law
7 6 (3.06%) Local Government
8 4 (2.04%) Retail
9 3 (1.53%) Back Office
9 3 (1.53%) Marketing
10 2 (1.02%) Advertising
10 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.51%) Electronics
11 1 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.51%) Legal
11 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (47.96%) Network Engineer
2 29 (14.80%) Analyst
3 20 (10.20%) Architect
4 17 (8.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (8.16%) Service Analyst
6 15 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.65%) Network Architect
7 13 (6.63%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.57%) Network Support
10 7 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) NOC Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Security Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.67%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.55%) Web Services
3 3 (1.53%) YAML
4 2 (1.02%) JSON
4 2 (1.02%) OAuth
4 2 (1.02%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.02%) OpenID
4 2 (1.02%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) XML
4 2 (1.02%) XMPP
5 1 (0.51%) COM
5 1 (0.51%) HTML
5 1 (0.51%) Jinja
5 1 (0.51%) JSP
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.39%) Data Centre
2 25 (12.76%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 16 (8.16%) Smartphone
4 11 (5.61%) iPhone
5 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.57%) CMDB
8 5 (2.55%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.04%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.04%) iPad
9 4 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (2.04%) Tandem
10 3 (1.53%) NHS
10 3 (1.53%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.02%) e-Health
11 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (36.22%) Windows
2 37 (18.88%) Android
3 36 (18.37%) Windows 10
4 27 (13.78%) Unix
4 27 (13.78%) Windows 7
5 24 (12.24%) Linux
6 14 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.57%) FreeBSD
8 7 (3.57%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.55%) CentOS
10 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.02%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.51%) VMS
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (38.78%) ITIL
2 32 (16.33%) Migration
3 31 (15.82%) Change Management
4 19 (9.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (9.69%) Network Design
4 19 (9.69%) Network Management
5 18 (9.18%) Change Control
6 17 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (8.67%) Project Management
7 15 (7.65%) Incident Management
7 15 (7.65%) Mobile Device Management
7 15 (7.65%) Service Management
8 12 (6.12%) SIEM
9 11 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.61%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.10%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.10%) ITIL V3
10 10 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (5.10%) Project Delivery
11 9 (4.59%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.63%) Perl
1 13 (6.63%) Python
2 7 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.57%) SQL
3 4 (2.04%) C
3 4 (2.04%) Java
3 4 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.51%) C++
4 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (25.00%) CCNA
3 44 (22.45%) CCNP
4 30 (15.31%) Security Cleared
5 19 (9.69%) CCIE
6 18 (9.18%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.61%) Degree
8 9 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (4.08%) CCIP
9 8 (4.08%) MCP
10 6 (3.06%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.55%) CCIE Collaboration
11 5 (2.55%) CCSA
11 5 (2.55%) CCSE
12 3 (1.53%) CCDP
12 3 (1.53%) CISSP
12 3 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 7 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.04%) GDPR
3 4 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.53%) PMO
5 2 (1.02%) COBIT
5 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 40 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.61%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.53%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.02%) Docker
6 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.51%) Firmware
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.51%) vSphere
7 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (9.18%) SCCM
2 16 (8.16%) FortiGate
3 15 (7.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (6.12%) AirWatch
5 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (5.10%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.57%) Puppet
7 6 (3.06%) Ansible
7 6 (3.06%) Nagios
7 6 (3.06%) Terraform
8 5 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (2.04%) Cacti
9 4 (2.04%) Iperf
9 4 (2.04%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.53%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.02%) Nessus
11 2 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 196 (100.00%) Cisco
2 45 (22.96%) Juniper
3 42 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 38 (19.39%) CheckPoint
5 28 (14.29%) Citrix
6 27 (13.78%) F5
7 26 (13.27%) VMware
8 21 (10.71%) Meraki
8 21 (10.71%) Palo Alto
8 21 (10.71%) SolarWinds
9 20 (10.20%) Fortinet
10 18 (9.18%) Apple
10 18 (9.18%) Blue Coat
10 18 (9.18%) ServiceNow
11 17 (8.67%) McAfee
12 11 (5.61%) Symantec
13 10 (5.10%) NetScout
14 9 (4.59%) Adobe
14 9 (4.59%) Ivanti
15 8 (4.08%) Avaya